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Stern: Hornets have not filed for name change

Stern: Hornets have not filed for name change

nba.com nola.com grantland.com Updated Dec 5, 2012
NBA Commissioner David Stern says the New Orleans Hornets have yet to file required paperwork with the league to change the team's name.
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  • Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest ever to reach 30,000 career po…

    Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest ever to reach 30,000 career points (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    Los Angeles Lakers mega-star Kobe Bryant now has another NBA record to his name. With 1:17 left in the first half of Wednesday night's game against the New Orleans Hornets, Kobe cut through the lane and scored over center Robin Lopez to score the 30,000…
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  • Drew Brees not turning cautious

    Drew Brees not turning cautious

    ESPN.com nola.com Dec 5, 2012
    Coming off the first five-interception game of his career, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees said he isn’t suddenly going to change his mentality. “You stay aggressive,’’ Brees told the New Orleans media Wednesday. “You stay confident. If you d
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  • New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith mum on his feelings of how bou…

    New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith mum on his feelings of how bounty appeals hearings fared

    nola.com Dec 5, 2012
    Will Smith was pleased he could face his accusers in Saints bounty appeals hearings
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  • New Orleans Saints' Charles Brown, Martez Wilson, Johnny Patric…

    New Orleans Saints' Charles Brown, Martez Wilson, Johnny Patrick miss Wednesday's practice

    nola.com Dec 5, 2012
    DE Junior Galette practices fully for the first time in nearly a month
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  • New Orleans Saints chat with beat writer Larry Holder at 1 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints chat with beat writer Larry Holder at 1 p.m.

    nola.com Dec 5, 2012
    There always seems to be so questions surrounding the New Orleans Saints whether it's on the field or off it. So drop me a question in the comments section and I'll answer as many as I can leading up to...
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  • New Orleans Saints Week 14 scouting report: Breaking down the N…

    New Orleans Saints Week 14 scouting report: Breaking down the New York Giants

    nola.com Dec 5, 2012
    Saints on two-game slide; Giants have lost three of four
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  • Video - Highlight Of The Night 01:18

    Highlight Of The Night

    Dec 5
    Kobe Bryant scored 29 points, making him the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points, in the Lakers' 103-87 victory.
  • Video - Trevor Matich Fears No Pelican 01:11

    Trevor Matich Fears No Pelican

    Dec 5
    Trevor Matich discusses the Yahoo! Sports report that the Hornets' franchise is planning to change its nickname to the Pelicans.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: NO-NYG 00:53

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: NO-NYG

    Dec 5
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Saints-Giants
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: Scoring 30K 01:03

    TrueHoop TV: Scoring 30K

    Dec 5
    Henry Abbott on Kobe Bryant surpassing 30,000 points in his career.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
  • Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…

    Dec 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks